Research: Why women have abortions even when they understand it means killing their own child?

The summary report of the study bears the intriguing title “Abortion: The Least Of Three Evils-Understanding the Psychological Dynamics of How Women Feel About Abortion.” The report suggests that women do not see any “good” resulting from an unplanned pregnancy. Instead they must weigh what they perceive as three “evils,” namely, motherhood, adoption, and abortion.

Unplanned motherhood, according to the study, represents a threat so great to modern women that it is perceived as equivalent to a “death of self.” While the woman may rationally understand this is not her own literal death, her emotional, subconscious reaction to carrying the child to term is that her life will be “over.” This is because many young women of today have developed a self-identity that simply does not include being a mother. It may include going through college, getting a degree, obtaining a good job, even getting married someday; but the sudden intrusion of motherhood is perceived as a complete loss of control over their present and future selves. It shatters their sense of who they are and will become, and thereby paralyzes their ability to think more rationally or realistically.

When these women evaluate the abortion decision, therefore, they do not, as a pro-lifer might, formulate the problem with the radically distinct options of either “I must endure an embarrassing pregnancy” or “I must destroy the life of an innocent child.” Instead, their perception of the choice is either “my life is over” or “the life of this new child is over.” Given this perspective, the choice of abortion becomes one of self-preservation, a much more defensible position, both to the woman deciding to abort and to those supporting her decision.

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While most Mormons are very pro-life, the LDS Church is (officially) much less so.

One area where most Mormons are excellent is morality. The two missionaries we spoke to had no problem denouncing abortion as murder, and saying that even in the tough cases (rape, incest, etc.), there are better options. In fact, they pointed to the numerous social services which the LDS Church provided. I said, “I thought your church permitted abortion in some circumstances?” and they denied it. At this point, I read from the official LDS website:

Church leaders have said that some exceptional circumstances may justify an abortion, such as when pregnancy is the result of incest or rape, when the life or health of the mother is judged by competent medical authority to be in serious jeopardy, or when the fetus is known by competent medical authority to have severe defects that will not allow the baby to survive beyond birth. But even these circumstances do not automatically justify an abortion. Those who face such circumstances should consider abortion only after consulting with their local Church leaders and receiving a confirmation through earnest prayer.

So in fact, while most Mormons are very pro-life, the LDS Church is much less so. Cary then asked, “Wait, so is murder sometimes okay?” The two missionaries were clearly unaware that their church taught this, and seemed troubled by it. One of them speculated that the local church leaders wouldn’t permit an abortion, despite what it said, but I don’t think he even convinced himself.

You can say hateful morons represent the anti-abortion culture if we can say the murdering butcher in Philadelphia and the enablers and concealers of statutory rape represent the pro-choice culture.

Writer Harold O. Koenig covers a lot of ground in his recent article, discussing both sides of the abortion/birth control argument.

It’s well worth reading.

“I know every facet of abortion,” he wrote. “I helped nurture the creature in its infancy by feeding it great draughts of blood and money; I guided it through its adolescence as it grew fecklessly out of control.”

“I am one of those,” as he later wrote, “who helped usher in this barbaric age,” and he spent the last 30 years of his life trying to atone for it.

His journey began with personal experience. Born in 1926, Nathanson was in medical school in Canada in 1949 when his girlfriend told him she was pregnant. Appropriating money from his father, he paid for her illegal abortion. The experience​—​and the desperate effort to justify what he had done​—​led him by the mid-1960s to become one of the nation’s most prominent advocates for legalized abortion.

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Lilith: the barren, sex-crazed, child-killing mascot of the abortion movement

One might wonder what would possess the Lilith Fund to follow through with such a cheery mascot. On its Facebook page earlier this year, the group eerily invited fans to express their devotion to abortion by posting the phrase “I am meeting Lilith” as their status, “if you have had an abortion or know someone who’s had an abortion.”

The Fund notes that old Lil is today “the feminist icon of the free-spirited strong woman” – and in fact, the revoltingly barren, sex-crazed, child-killing monster has found favor in modern “feminist theology” as a symbol of rebellion against patriarchal repression. Other pro-abortion feminist organizations have snapped up the name as well. (One of several such blogs, The Lilith Plan, helps women self-abort and even provides gruesome instructions for an illegal do-it-yourself D&C abortion.)

It seems some abortioneers are at least honest enough to openly associate with the child-killing demon who is even more well-fed in our modern world than she was 6000 years ago. Even if relatively few, it’s a good reminder that some know exactly what it means to be “pro-choice.”

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Pro choice Catholic politicians are being extremely short sighted.

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Shocking: Planned Parenthood and the dark religion of abortion


Abortion worship has moved to center stage this week with the publication of Jill Stanek’s exposé of a radical feminist mother who worked at Planned Parenthood and an independent abortion mill, and forced her young daughter to play an intimate role in the culture of death, culminating in the celebratory slaughter of her own grandchild.

Through the years, several books have been written by “religious” abortion promoters and radical feminists that attempt to sanctify abortion, and subsequently abortion has been referred to by Planned Parenthood officials as “sacred.” A few examples:

  • The Rev. Tom Davis, chair of the Clergy Advisory Board of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, penned a book entitled Sacred Work: Planned Parenthood and its Clergy Alliances, in which he attempts to morally justify abortion as being demanded in the name of social justice.
  • Sacred Choices: The Right to Contraception and Abortion in Ten World Religions, written by Daniel Maguire, is the centerpiece for a global initiative that seeks to give moral license to contraception and abortion. It is linked from the website of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes.
  • The Sacrament of Abortion, written by radical feminist Ginette Paris, calls for “restoring abortion to its sacred dimension.” She cites as an example the pagan goddess Artemis in giving justification for taking innocent human life and believes abortion is a sometimes necessary and sacred sacrifice. She says that until women have power over both life and death, they don’t have any real power.
  • When Planned Parenthood opened its new abortion facility in Schenectady, New York, the Albany Times Union reported that in a ceremony called “On Sacred Ground,” the Rev. Larry Phillips of Schenectady’s Emmanuel-Friedens Church declared the ground “sacred and holy… where women’s voices and stories are welcomed, valued and affirmed; sacred ground where women are treated with dignity, supported in their role as moral decision-makers… sacred ground where the violent voices of hatred and oppression are quelled.”
  • In June of 2010 when Planned Parenthood opened its 78,000 square foot abortion mega-center in Houston, Planned Parenthood referred to it as “sacred and holy ground.”

Those deeply involved in the pro-life battle have long known the reality of the dark religion of abortion.

  • In 1989, Texas pro-life activist Chad Traywick discovered the mutilated body of a late term preborn baby in a Houston abortion center. He took pictures of the baby and had them developed at a local quick photo lab. Returning to his home after dropping off the photos, he found his home surrounded by the Houston SWAT team. They told him that the baby was mutilated in a way identical to mutilations done as a part of satanic worship services. The baby was named David, and the tragic photos of his mutilated body appear today on Priests for Life website. Chad was a guest in my home shortly after he found Baby David, and related the story to me personally. Posters were made from the horrifying pictures, and have been used widely at Planned Parenthood abortion centers to save lives.
  • This week Jill Stanek presented a particularly chilling story about Abigail, the daughter of an abortion nurse, detailing the horrors of a young girl who grew up with a radical feminist mother who worked at Planned Parenthood and an independent abortion mill. She celebrated her own abortion, put Abigail on oral contraceptives at the age of 11, forced her to wear Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered pins on her backpack and encouraged her to identify herself as bisexual at the age of 12. At 13, she forced Abigail to be an abortion “deathscort”, and forced her to have an abortion when she was in college. The abortion procedure took place within the context of a celebration, with Abigail surrounded by her mother’s friends – one of whom drove many miles to join the celebration. Abigail remembers her mother telling her how proud she was of her immediately after the abortion – the only time in her life her mother had ever expressed such sentiments.Abigail told Stanek that abortion worship is very real. “It can sound fantastical, but some go so far as to worship death goddesses like Kali and Hecate and consider abortion to be a form of sacrifice,” she said.
  • In June of this year, Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer, then-president of Human Life International and an official exorcist of the Catholic Church, wrote that “no human activity glorifies Satan and his minions more than abortion.” He wrote further:The abortion industry is our modern-day Valley of Slaughter, where abortionists offer ritual blood sacrifice to that ancient demon of child murder. Their work is in every way the key ritual of a demonic religion. Yes, a religion: Abortion has an infallible dogma (“choice”), a ruling hierarchy (Planned Parenthood), theologians (feminist ideologues), a sacrificing priesthood (abortionists), temples (abortion mills), altars of sacrifice (surgical tables), ritual victims (babies and also women), acolytes and sacristans (clinic workers and technicians), guardian angels (police and death-scorts), congregations (leftist foundations and private supporters), and its own version of “grace” that makes everything work (money).

The battle against Planned Parenthood is a battle against the forces of evil. It is extreme spiritual warfare, and if we are to be successful in defeating this most vile manifestation of evil, we must clothe ourselves in prayer and daily seek divine protection and intervention.

On our website you will find prayers of consecration of this battle to Mary, the Mother of God, as well as signs that you can carry with you when you go to Planned Parenthood to pray. Be sure to avail yourself of her most powerful intervention and pray the rosary for an end to the slaughter of the innocent.

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